A New Jersey dump truck accident on November 20 knocked out power to over 900 customers, according to NJ.com. The unidentified truck driver suffered burns following the accident. According to New Jersey State Police Capt. Darren McConnell, the dump truck was traveling up Central Avenue in Red Bank when the bed became snagged on overhead wires, taking down three poles and power lines in a “domino effect.”
Pieces of metal fell from the poles onto the driver, who was quickly rushed to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. His condition was not made available to the press.
Roughly 914 customers lost power following the crash, according to Jersey Central Power & Light representative Mike Obremski.
Officials need to look into this accident to determine if anything could have been done to prevent it. Were there any signs warning of the overhanging power lines that the driver missed? If so, the driver was negligent. If there were no warning signs, the city or municipality should post them.
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